Sri Jagannath Temple Act 1954 to be amended

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Bhubaneswar, Jan 5 : Odisha cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to amend the Shri Jagannath Temple Act 1954 to facilitate speedy disposal of cases relating to alienation of land belonging to Shri Jagannath temple.

Briefing newsmen after the cabinet meeting, Law minister Pratap Jena said the government will promulgate an Ordinance for the purpose and delegate powers at different levels.

The power will be delegated to the Temple administration, Temple managing committee and the

District collector for disposal of the cases relating to sale, lease and mortgage of land registered

in the name of Lord Jagannath.

Jena said earlier the people had to approach the government for approval for sale, transfer and

lease of land which was taking years.

Now after the amendment the process would be faster and the people residing on Jagannath

land for years would be benefitted.

The main purpose of the Amendment is to simplify the law for the convenience of the people,

the minister said.


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